Human Biosciences - Foundation Degree

Course Code: ES1HE01
UCAS Code: 2G18

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09/09/2019University Centre2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Students interested in a career as a research or laboratory scientist are well suited to this program, which continues from A-level sciences as well as Applied Science courses at level 3. Following the 2 year course, successful learners are awarded the foundation degree and can immediately enrol onto a 1 year ‘top-up’ course, which fulfils the BSc requirements. The course reflects the UK’s burgeoning life science industry and the growing demand for highly skilled scientific personnel. The program develops knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles in this field while linking with employers to ensure that skills remain current and relevant to industry. Upon successful completion, graduating students will be able to embark on scientific careers in local and central government, the food and pharmaceutical industries, forensic or laboratory sciences. Graduates might also move onto postgraduate research or opt to join the Scientist Training Program through the NHS and study for an MSc in a chosen discipline. This course is validated by Lancaster University.

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) drawn from qualifications such as A-Levels (which must include Biology), a BTEC/QCF Extended Diploma in Applied Science, a 90 Credit Diploma in Applied Science or the Access to HE (to include either Human Physiology or Biology). You will also need GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (previously grade C) or above.

We also welcome applications from those who have relevant work/voluntary experience instead of the above qualifications – we will consider these on an individual basis.

Qualification Obtained

FdSc Human Biosciences

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

The course consists of around 400 hours of lectures and 100 hours of independent learning. You will also need to spend at least 96 hours completing a work placement.

We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, presentations, practical laboratory work, seminars and workshops, projects, work placements and tutorials. Access to electronic resources is via our Virtual Learning Environment – Moodle – and supported by our experienced learning resource advisers.

We encourage you to take a proactive approach to your learning and offer several opportunities for you to work independently as well as part of a group. This provides enormous scope for you to develop on a personal level.

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Aerospace Engineering - Foundation Degree

Course Code: ET1HE567
UCAS Code: B4A5

Next available course:

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09/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

The Aerospace Engineering FdEng and BEng (Hons) programme is unique in the education sector as in has been developed in partnership with industry leaders BAE Systems, creating an industry relevant degree education that will continue to be developed and partnered through close industry consultation, ensuring that these courses continue to be industry specific and high quality.

The degree qualification is awarded by Lancaster University, which has been consistently been ranked in the top 10 in recent years by UK league tables and in the top 150 worldwide by the main global rankings.

The course explores the complex world of aerospace engineering from a holistic perspective, creating the engineers of the future. In the second year of studies, you will gain experience in a relevant work placement. Your skills will be developed in systems engineering approaches, technical competences covering electrical, electronic and mechanical systems, aerodynamics, propulsion, avionics, airframe, software, design, engineering project management, and aircraft principles.

Entry Requirements

2018 Entry

A minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline and GCSEs in English Language, maths and a science subject at grade C/4 or above. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.

Qualification Obtained

FdEng Aerospace Engineering

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course is delivered on a modular basis, delivering the Foundation Degree Qualification after two years of study, with the option to progress to a top-up year to attain a Bachelor’s Degree.

 

Content is delivered over two weekdays, which enables you to flexibly allocate a further three weekdays for your self-study and work placements. Independent study makes up a significant portion of Higher Education. Here, we provide a structure which gradually eases you into the structure of Higher Education, proving the best opportunity for you to develop your academic skills and literacy.

 

Teaching methods range from lectures and seminars, through group tutorials, to working in small groups in laboratories, including our engine test facility, materials and aerodynamics labs. You will also have open access to our online course resources.

 

You are allocated a personal tutor who will guide you through the course, support your academic and technical developments, advise you on future career paths and help you to get the most out of your time studying your Lancaster University qualification at Blackpool and the Fylde College.

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Network Engineering (Cyber Security) - Foundation Degree

Course Code: IH1HE08
UCAS Code: II12

Next available course:

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09/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

The BSc (Hons) and Foundation Degree programmes in Network Engineering (Cyber Security) have been developed to provide the technical and professional skills required by the IT, technical and networking industries. On the technical side these broadly incorporate networking/hardware skills, skills to embed security within systems, along with infrastructures, and configuration and maintenance skills for server-based solutions. Transferable skills include the ability to work independently and with others, the ability to take instruction and work to deadlines, adaptability, creativity, along with communication and problem solving skills.

Entry Requirements

2018 Entry

96 UCAS points from any level 3 Computing/IT, Computer Science or Technology Qualification. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.

Qualification Obtained

FdSc Network Engineering (Cyber Security)

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning differs for each module, with practical units incorporating a final assignment. The programme content is delivered via informal lectures, tutor-led whole group discussions, student presentations, technical workshops, computer laboratory activities, group work, group and individual research and seminars.

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Network Engineering (Systems Administration) - Foundation Degree

Course Code: IH1HE07
UCAS Code: GH46

Next available course:

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09/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Recent years have witnessed the emergence of a technical skills gap in the IT industry, caused by the marked lack of appropriate higher level qualifications. The BSc (Hons) and Foundation Degree programmes in Network Engineering (Systems Administration) aim to redress the balance. They provide students with a trusted route through to their chosen career and employers with the technical experts needed to positively impact their business. A winning combination of technical and transferable skills equips graduates to take up positions as technicians, senior administrators or managers within the IT and related industries. The CISCO-specific content of the course enhances graduates’ employability further.

Entry Requirements

2018 Entry

96 UCAS points from any level 3 Computing/IT, Computer Science or Technology Qualification. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.

Qualification Obtained

FdSc Network Engineering (Systems Administration)

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning differs for each module, with practical units incorporating a final assignment. The programme content is delivered via informal lectures, tutor-led whole group discussions, student presentations, technical workshops, computer laboratory activities, group work, group and individual research and seminars.

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering - HNC

Course Code: ET1HE577
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Next available course:

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09/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering provides you with a specialist work-related programme of study which covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the electrical and electronic engineering sector, and also offers you the opportunity to engage in particular specialisms through the choice of specialist modules.

Entry Requirements

The usual entry requirements for this course are a minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding functional skills) obtained from level 3 qualifications such as the Extended/90 Credit Diploma in Engineering or AS/A2 A-levels in Maths and Science.

However, relevant work/voluntary skills or knowledge could count instead of the above qualifications; we will consider each application on an individual basis.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Engineering

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

The HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme combines theoretical and practical elements which are delivered in a number of different ways.

Lectures are the most common technique used, which will offer you the opportunity to engage with other students in your group, and is where the focus is on sharing knowledge through the use of presentations, calculations and case studies.

Another delivery technique which will be used in a number of modules is practical demonstrations, where both production and testing equipment will be demonstrated by the tutor who will be a qualified operator.

Tutorials will present you with an opportunity for focused one to one support, where teaching is led by an individual’s requirements. These are sometimes most effective in the run up to assessment, where tutors can provide you with more focused direction, perhaps based on a formative assessment.

Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is an invaluable aid to your studies, acting not only as a repository for taught material but also for the setting of formative assessment such as quizzes. Further reading and research support will also be provided on Moodle VLE, along with a copy of your programme documents, such as the programme handbook and assessment timetable.

As the majority of students on your HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme will be employed in the industry, there will be an opportunity to integrate work based learning into the programme. This will add realism, and will give you the opportunity to link theory to practice in a way in which case studies cannot. For example, in the Managing an Engineering Project module, the project brief may be based on a workplace requirement, which will require work based application of knowledge thereby bringing theory to life through the curriculum.

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General Engineering - HNC

Course Code: ET1HE575
UCAS Code: H100

Next available course:

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09/09/2019Bispham Campus1 YearApply
09/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

General engineering has excellent career opportunities available for appropriately qualified and skilled personnel. The part-time HNC in General Engineering aims to foster the technical and transferable skills required for employment and progression within employment in this specialised field of engineering. The programme is a product of close collaboration with key industry employers.

This course is offered both full-time and part-time (full-time over 1 year and part-time over 2 year duration).

Entry Requirements

Admission to a part-time level 4 (HNC) would normally be on the basis of the following prior achievement:
A minimum of 48 UCAS points (previously 120 on former UCAS Tariff) excluding functional skills in an appropriate discipline or who have achieved a level 3 qualification such as Pearson Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering or an AS or A2 A level qualifications and are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will be considered.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Engineering

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

The HNC in General Engineering programme combines theoretical and practical elements which are delivered in a number of different ways.  Lectures are the most common technique used, which will offer you the opportunity to engage with other students in your group, and is where the focus is on sharing knowledge through the use of presentations, calculations and case studies.  Another delivery technique which will be used in a number of modules is practical demonstrations, where both production and testing equipment will be demonstrated by the tutor who will be a qualified operator.  Tutorials will present you with an opportunity for focused one to one support, where teaching is led by an individual’s requirements.  These are sometimes most effective in the run up to assessment, where tutors can provide you with more focused direction, perhaps based on a formative assessment.  Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is an invaluable aid to your studies, acting not only as a repository for taught material but also for the setting of formative assessment such as quizzes.  Further reading and research support will also be provided on Moodle VLE, along with a copy of your programme documents, such as the Programme Handbook and Assessment Timetable.  As the majority of students on your HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme will be employed in the industry, there will be an opportunity to integrate work based learning into the programme.  This will add realism, and will give you the opportunity to link theory to practice in a way in which case studies cannot. For example, in the Managing an Engineering Project module, the Project brief may be based on a workplace requirement, which will require work based application of knowledge thereby bringing theory to life through the curriculum.

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Engineering (Mechatronics) - BEng Hons Degree (Part-Time)

Course Code: ET1HE582
UCAS Code:

Next available course:

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09/09/2019Bispham Campus3 YearsApply

Course Overview

If you're interested in Engineering and want to know how things are integrated, designed, manufactured and made to work, this is the course for you. Mechatronics is a term defined to encompass the study of mechanical, electrical / electronic and control engineering. Through consultation with local employers, we have developed a highly industry relevant programme that delivers the knowledge, experience and general transferable skills required for employment in this broad and exciting field.

Our BEng (Hons) Mechatronics Engineering programme will provide you with the core and specialist principles of engineering to furnish you with the required skills to enjoy an exciting career path within this diverse sector. You will have the opportunity to customise your course to follow a Mechatronics pathway, after you have sampled core engineering subjects.

The course consists of core common modules at level 4 and then develops with more subject specialisms later in the programme. Opportunities to explore software and practical subject areas such as computer aided design, microprocessors and controls & simulation are embedded within the modules to enable a blend of practical and theoretical experiences to enhance employability.

A current shortage of skilled Mechatronics engineers means there are excellent career opportunities for talented engineering graduates as design, production and project engineers within a variety of sectors. Many of our graduates are now employed by major companies such as EDF Energy, Westinghouse Springfields, BAE Systems, Airbus, NIC, GCE and Ford Motor Company as design, production, project or research and development engineers.

Entry Requirements

HNC/D with an overall Merit grade in Electrical and Electronic, General or Aeronautical Engineering or an appropriate Engineering discipline.

Qualification Obtained

BEng (Hons) Engineering (Mechatronics Engineering)

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

The course will be delivered using a range of methods, which may include informal lectures, tutor-led whole group discussions, student presentations, technical workshops, computer laboratory activities, group work, group and individual research and seminars. This list is now exhaustive and teaching practices and methods will continue to evolve within the department.  The weighting between class-based time and independent study is as follows: Year 1 - time spent in lectures and seminars - 24%; time spent on independent study - 76% Year 2 - time spent in lectures and seminars - 24%; time spent on independent study - 76%

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Software Engineering (App Development) - Foundation Degree

Course Code: IH1HE11
UCAS Code: I390

Next available course:

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09/09/2019University Centre2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Gain the skills needed to compete for the best roles in app development with our cutting edge Foundation Degree Software Engineering (App Development). With the focus on industry-relevant tools, languages and techniques you will eventually develop an impressive portfolio to showcase your abilities and aptitudes for key development roles. This degree has been co-created with employers to provide the expertise needed to progress into high-level roles, whether you’re new to the computing industry or not. You will also benefit from experienced tutors, first-rate resources and coveted accreditation by the British Computer Society.

Entry Requirements

You will need at least 96 UCAS points in an appropriate discipline. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/voluntary skills or experience will also be considered.

Qualification Obtained

FdSc Software Engineering (App Development)

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Web Technologies and Digital Media - Foundation Degree

Course Code: IH1HE14
UCAS Code: I150

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09/09/2019University Centre2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Gain the skills needed to compete for the best roles in web development with our cutting edge Foundation Degree Web Technologies and Digital Media. With the focus on industry-relevant tools, languages and techniques you will develop an impressive portfolio to showcase your suitability for key development roles. This degree has been co-created with employers to provide the expertise needed to progress into high-level roles, whether you're new to the computing industry or not. You will also benefit from experienced tutors, first-rate resources and, on completion of the 1-year BSc top-up degree, coveted accreditation by the British Computer Society.

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS points from any level 3 Computing, IT, Computer Science or Technology qualification.

We also consider applicants who have relevant work/voluntary experience on an individual basis.

Qualification Obtained

FdSc Web Technologies and Digital Media

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning comprises lectures, class discussions and case study analysis along with team projects to build your collaborative working skills. These are underpinned by supported workshops and a wealth of multimedia resources so you can work at your own pace. Our approachable, friendly staff provide lots of support and feedback and there is an emphasis on employability and reflective practice to enhance your personal and professional development

All modules are worth 20 credits, with each module consisting of 48 taught hours and 152 independent study hours. The only exception to this is the work-based research module, which consists of 96 hours on placement, 28 hours’ supervision and 56 hours’ independent study.

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Marine Biology - Foundation Degree

Course Code: ES1HE08
UCAS Code: C160

Next available course:

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09/09/2019University Centre2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Lay the foundations for an exciting career as a marine biologist with our two-year Foundation Degree Marine Biology. Modules are brought to life through fascinating field trips arranged in association with the Environment Agency, with other industry partners helping to shape a lively curriculum aimed at significantly enhancing your employability. At the end of the course you can progress to our one-year top-up honours course in the same discipline, designed to increase your career prospects even further. Past students are now enjoying rewarding careers with companies such as Natural England, North West Fisheries and Merlin Entertainments Sea Life.

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) to include at least one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography or Environmental Science OR a BTEC/QCF Diploma in a science discipline (such as Applied Science or Animal Management) plus GCSEs in English Language and Maths at grade 4 (previously grade C) or above.

We will also consider applicants who can demonstrate relevant work/voluntary experience on an individual basis.

Qualification Obtained

FdSc in Marine Biology

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching features a mix of tutor-led, student-led and independent learning sessions, with small-sized seminars and lectures, lots of individual learning and fieldwork. We can also adapt these methods where necessary to accommodate different learning styles.

The course consists of around 400 hours of lectures and 100 hours of independent learning. You will also need to spend at least 96 hours completing a work placement.

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